Last I heard is that the show’s been delayed to a tentative end of May date. Here’s a post about it from Simon’s MySpace page:
As some of you have heard we are planning to do a Shpongle live show in London, U.K… we initially had a date for April, but since we lost our first choice of venue, this has tentatively been moved to may 27th.
All the musicians are confirmed except for raja ram, who is dragging his heels a bit. The main problem, and i sympathise, is that the venue is ‘brixton academy’... raj doesn’t like this venue, and i also feel that the sound is bad - and my main priority is to have great sound! So at the moment nothing is confirmed… we are still trying to get the best venue, and convince raj to play.
one thought is the Royal Festival Hall… how would people feel about a “sit-down” gig? (there are seats at the venue). the venue is also smaller so we would possibly do 2 nights… i kind of like the idea of a sit-down show, because we could play some of the spacier and mellow stuff, without feeling the pressure of having to make people dance.
if any of you have thoughts about this, or ideas for venues, please post them here
I know that there’s a thread going around about why Shpongle doesn’t generally play their spacier and more ambient tracks ... maybe this is your chance to hear them!